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How to Update WordPress Manually Using FTP

WordPress is powerful CMS and No:1 software in the world. Millions of Webmasters using WordPress due to the ease of use. So today we discuss how to update WordPress manually via ftp client. As you know WordPress can auto update itself without any user help. Now days, whenever The Automatic Team release any update WP Dashboard shows a notification that new version of wordpress is available click on the notification button, follow some steps and wordpress update it self in few seconds without any tention.

Sometimes you may be face the problem when you are unable to update wordpress from WP Admin Panel. For example you have a site on localhost and you want to update him. In localhost we can easily update the wordpress software by replacing the all WP files with the new one but In this article we are talking about live site not on localhost, so today we will show you how to update WordPress manually via FTP client.

Make Backup of Your WordPress Blog

Always Remember Before making any change in wp core files or want to Perform a WordPress update. you should make a backup of WordPress. You can still make a backup of wordpress software If you are unable to login WordPress admin Panel then make a backup of WordPress manually.
When you Perform a backup successfully, just go to wordpress.org and download the fresh and most reliable version of wordpress. Extract the zip archive on your computer. you can use winrar or winzip software for this purpose.
Now you need to download a ftp client If you don’t have installed on your Pc. There are many ftp clients are available on internet. You can search on google for best ftp clients but we recommended you to use Filezilla.

Upload WordPress Files Using FTP

First of all create a FTP Account and Connect your website via FTP client. See our guide on how to use FTP to upload files to WordPress.
When you successfully connect your site using FTP client, Navigate to your root directory. Now upload all extrcated files on your website’s root directory.

FileZilla will start uploading wordpress files to your hosting server. When you uploading the files on your server, FileZilla will ask you that target file is already exists on your root directory. Select the Overwrite option & check the box always use this action.

After Uploading the Files Upgrade WordPress Database

Always new release of WordPress comes with database changes. Upload all WP core files on the root directory and simply go to your site’s admin area WordPress will show you a following message.

notification about wordpress database update

When the following message will appear just hit the Update WordPress Database button. In next window WordPress will showing you that your database has been successfully updated.

update of wordpress database complete

With these simple steps you can update WordPress manually. Always try to keep your WordPress up to date because old versions are more open to attack. We hope this article will help you.

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Muhammad Tahir lives in Lahore, Pakistan. Loves to read and write articles about tech and web resources online.

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